Tennis is a hugely popular sport. It is a sport everyone can play, from beginners to pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their skill level to hit the ball further and higher than a forehand or a backhand. Tennis players typically struggle to hit forehands due the lack of knowledge on how to effectively engage their muscles and what is the best way to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also have trouble with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. Therefore, these two important areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to be a pro at the game.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many beginners make the error of holding the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either missing the ball, making improper contact, or even having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best opportunity to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other thing you need to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should begin straight and then curve upwards towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow through. This is referred to as cut or high arc shot. A hook with a low arc would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors will influence the kind of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique your forehand’s swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball as you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms swing freely. When you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it will be very difficult to catch the ball.
As you approach the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side actually weakens your ability to generate power and produce a strong backswing. To get your arm to move properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be extremely dangerous as it can cause you miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could result in injuries.
The angle of your stance is also an important aspect to ensure an effective grip. Most tennis beginners are right-handed and carry their right arm across their body. For those who are just beginning, their left arm is usually slung over their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball posture. Holding the club in a neutral posture will help prevent you from having an arm that is not dominant during your swing.
Forehand tennis players with open stances tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in an upright grip. Closed grips are the best choice for tennis players with an open forehand. This can be done by placing the racket over your head while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a left handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, it should be facing towards your waist. This will stop the head-over-head swing or the swing under the shoulder from happening. Keep your wrists straight when you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any part of your body too much room.